Fetal-Tissue Transplantation for Parkinson's Disease

Christopher G. Goetz, Richard D. Penn, Harold L. Klawans, John E. Van Gilder, Christopher H.k. Fung, James W. lo, Dennis D. Spencer, Kenneth L. Marek, D. Eugene Redmond, Curt R. Freed, Robert E. Breeze, Neil L. Rosenberg, Daniel J Garry, Arthur L. Caplan

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To the Editor: In their reports of the transplantation of fetal tissue in advanced Parkinson's disease (Nov. 26, 1992, issue), Spencer et al.1 and Freed et al.2 did not compare their results with those for adrenal transplantation. A detailed comparison cannot be made without a randomized, prospective trial, but patients receiving fetal transplants and those in the United Parkinson Foundation Registry on adrenal medullary transplantation3 had similar levels of function at base line, and both groups were evaluated with the Unified Parkinson's Disease Rating Scale (UPDRS). Adrenal transplantation was associated with more frequent and severe morbidity and longer hospital stays…

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1498-1500
Number of pages3
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Issue number20
StatePublished - Nov 11 1993


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